Nichols has testified frequently before Congress and state legislatures, has been published widely in a variety of health journals, and is a popular public speaker on health policy and politics. He has recently been elected to the Boards of Academy Health, the National Center for Quality Assurance, and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Before joining George Mason, Nichols served as the Director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, the vice president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, a principal research associate at the Urban Institute, senior advisor for health policy at the Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration's health reform effort, and chair of the Economics Department at Wellesley College. He has advised the World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization, as well as various state governments and departments of the US Government.
Because of his reputation as an honest and knowledgeable health policy analyst, he is frequently interviewed and quoted by major media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, NPR, Lehrer News Hour, the BBC, NBC Nightly News, ABC News Tonight, and CBS Evening News. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1980.
- Hospital Leadership and Community Stewardship: Transitioning from Patient Care to Population Health
- What Insurance Reforms Mean for Health Service Market Competition and Collaboration
- What Should We Pay for Specialty Drugs?
- Health Policy Research and Ethics
- Healthcare Reform: where are we now, where are we going?
What are the economic forces that compel us to consider comprehensive health reform once again? What would reform legislation actually DO? What is the reform debate, and our political gridlock, really about? How will national reform, or the failure of it, affect hospitals in 2017 and beyond? Len Nichols will answer these questions and your own.